Web sites with information about energy conservation

April 21, 2010

Energy Star provides information about the Energy Star certification program, compact fluorescent bulbs, tax credits for energy efficiency and general information on how to make a home more energy-efficient.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has a report on the vulnerabilities of the Energy Star program

Clean Energy, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site, can help you determine how clean the energy you use is, how you can reduce your impact and more.

Find a Green Power Equivalency Calculator at Green Power Partnership.

Determine how clean the electricity you use at Clean Energy.

U.S. Department of Energy -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy site. Go to the agency's site at Energy Savers for an easy-to-read checklist of energy saving ideas for the home.

The Maryland Energy Administration site has information about money-saving tips and incentive programs to improve energy efficiency at home and at work. This includes information about the state's new rebate program to replace older, inefficient refrigerators, clothes washers and heat pump water heaters with Energy Star-certified products.


State-by-state information about wind power, including wind speed maps, can be found at Wind and Water Power Program.

Fuel Economy has information about hybrid vehicles, as well as alternative fuel and diesel vehicles, gas mileage tips and a guide to determine your car's energy impact score.

The Electric Drive Transportation Association site has information about the different types of electric drive vehicles.

DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, is a project of the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Popular Mechanics did an article in which it tested the light quality of compact fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs.

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